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Where can you buy regular thermometers?

All I see are these newfangled electronic ones. I miss the normal kind, but the drug store doesn’t carry them because of some bizarre “safety” issue. Can people no longer handle glass without breaking it?

by Anonymousreply 1704/15/2019

You can find 2nd hand and NOS (new old stock) on eBay. Search fever thermometer.

by Anonymousreply 104/12/2019

Oral or anal?

by Anonymousreply 204/12/2019

Darling, if you want to stick a thin glass tube in one of your orifices, why not try a swizzle stick?

These festive beauties should be used year round, and not just through the Holiday season.

Impress your friend (or friends, I don't judge) with a little whistling while you insert.

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by Anonymousreply 304/12/2019

The glass ones break so easily. Just shaking one to get the mercury back down into the bulb was enough to send the bulb part flying off so I still haven't found it. And now there's a tiny amount of liquid metal somewhere in my house. It's only extremely toxic. So that's nice. Find plastic if you can, OP.

by Anonymousreply 404/12/2019

What nonsense! I’ve never had one break, although as a child, we kids would break them deliberately and play with the mercury. You could roll it around between your fingers.

by Anonymousreply 504/15/2019

The digital ones are good.

by Anonymousreply 604/15/2019

r5 It's absorbed through your pores and it causes all sorts of damage to your entire body even in small amounts.

[quote]And now there's a tiny amount of liquid metal somewhere in my house.

Doubt it as it evaporates pretty quickly.

by Anonymousreply 704/15/2019

R5 I bet you were the top scholar in your class.

by Anonymousreply 804/15/2019

All the classic chemistry sets came with mercury and asbestos. Unless you licked the metal or chewed the fabric it didn't hurt anyone.

by Anonymousreply 904/15/2019

Just say it, OP – – "I want the kind with thermometer you can insert up your butt!"

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2019

We broke the glass ones to empty the mercury onto our boiling hot Creepy Crawlies plastic for a sci-fi effect.

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2019

Loved making creepy crawlers!

by Anonymousreply 1204/15/2019

I had a chemistry teacher at school who went around the class pouring each child a fair sized blob of mercury to play with.

by Anonymousreply 1304/15/2019

I don’t know what you mean about “normal kind” but I’ll try to answer, because I just bought a hybrid at CVS. It has an old fashioned kind of piece for the mouth, and an electronic answering score board, whatever. (As opposed to the kind that rubs your forehead and magically has an instant electronic result, used in doctor’s offices.)

It is well into the 21st century.

by Anonymousreply 1404/15/2019

It's possible you live in one of the 20 states that have banned their sale, but if you can't find one you want on eBay, then look at medical supply type places.

Mercury Oral Glass Thermometer

Mercury Oral Glass Thermometer

by Anonymousreply 1504/15/2019

This brings me back to playing doctor. Yes, rectal thermometers were used.

by Anonymousreply 1604/15/2019

[quote]it causes all sorts of damage to your entire body even in small amounts.

It didn’t do me any harm.

by Anonymousreply 1704/15/2019
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